The Joy of Production with Brian Ross of Dough on Finding Asheville Monday
Apr11

The Joy of Production with Brian Ross of Dough on Finding Asheville Monday

The 31st episode of the Finding Asheville podcast will be with Brian Ross, owner of Dough.   Listen to a preview below:   Nathan sits down with Brian Ross of Dough for the 31st episode of the Finding Asheville podcast. They chat about growing up in Miami, how Dough went from a market driven concept to more of a restaurant, the rewards of adapting to what your customers want, how to step back when your business is consuming your life, and what Brian thinks turning half a century means to him.   Full episode will be available for download via iTunes April 14th here.   Remember the easiest way to listen to Finding Asheville each week is by clicking the subscribe button via iTunes...

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Training for success, Asheville artist Gabriel Shaffer on Finding Asheville
Apr07

Training for success, Asheville artist Gabriel Shaffer on Finding Asheville

The future Mike Tyson of art?   Nathan sits down with Asheville folk artist/outsider artist Gabriel Shaffer for the 30th episode of the Finding Asheville podcast. They chat about growing up in Parkersburg, WV, how a vision of Gabriel’s grandfather inspired him to write, traveling in bands, how painting saved his life, why Gabriel trains to paint like a boxer would train for a fight, and what may be next for Asheville’s most self critical artist.   Listen to the full episode below or here: This episode was recorded at Mojo Coworking at 60 North Market Street in Downtown Asheville.   Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!   Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Asheville Facebook page...

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Artist Gabriel Shaffer refuses to give up on Asheville, Finding Asheville Monday
Apr04

Artist Gabriel Shaffer refuses to give up on Asheville, Finding Asheville Monday

The 30th episode of Finding Asheville will be with Asheville folk artist/outsider artist Gabriel Shaffer.   Listen to a teaser below:   Nathan sits down with Asheville folk artist/outsider artist Gabriel Shaffer for the 30th episode of the Finding Asheville podcast. They chat about growing up in Parkersburg, WV, how a vision of Gabriel’s grandfather inspired him to write, traveling in bands, how painting saved his life, why Gabriel trains to paint like a boxer would train for a fight, and what may be next for Asheville’s most self critical artist.   Full episode will be available for download via iTunes April 7th here.   Remember the easiest way to listen to Finding Asheville each week is by clicking the subscribe button via iTunes...

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Asheville father shows son Chick-fil-A campers as example of what giving up on life looks like
Apr03

Asheville father shows son Chick-fil-A campers as example of what giving up on life looks like

ASHEVILLE- Usually when Garrison Ford wants to teach his 9-year-old son Leonard a lesson he just revokes Leonard’s television viewing privileges for a week.   But when more than 100 people camped out in a parking lot of a soon to be opened Chick-fil-A on Merrimon Avenue, in hopes of being one of the first 100 people in line to win 52 sandwiches, 52 orders of waffle fries, and 52 medium drinks or $292.76 worth of product from Chick-fil-A, Garrison Ford could not pass up the opportunity yesterday afternoon to teach his son one more life lesson.   Ford holding his son hand walked his son around the campsite.   “Dad why are these people camping in this parking lot?” said Leonard.   “Why don’t they camp in the woods like we do?”   Garrison Ford lowered to one knee and placed his hand on his son’s shoulder and looked him in the eyes.   “Son these people don’t camp in the woods because camping in the woods might mean they would have to go a day without convenience,” said Garrison.   “These people are here for free chicken sandwiches. Now Leonard on a nice day like today would you want to be in the woods right now or camping here for chicken sandwiches?”   “In the woods, so we can look for bears and have s’mores,” replied Leonard.   “Why do these people want to camp out in this boring parking lot for free chicken instead of the woods?”   Garrison Ford smiled at his son’s perplexed face.   “You know how mommy and I tell you to keep dreaming big and working hard and to listen to your teachers?” said Garrison.   “Yes, so I can be an astronaut,” said Leonard.   “That’s right, well look at all these people here, son,” said Garrison.   “Each and everyone of them had big dreams like you once. Some of them wanted to be astronauts, some wanted to be doctors, some wanted to be firefighters, some wanted to be writers, some wanted to be painters. But somewhere along the way they quit dreaming, they quit working hard, they quit listening to the important and encouraging people in their life like their teachers and more importantly they quit listening to what their heart wanted and because of it they had to settle for a job they didn’t want. Worse, now they have a big hole in their heart from not pursuing what they were meant to do with their lives. ”   “A hole?” said Leonard.   “Yes a hole,” said Garrison.   “And they have to fill it with...

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Writing from the heart, Anne Fitten Glenn talks Asheville Beer on Finding Asheville
Mar31

Writing from the heart, Anne Fitten Glenn talks Asheville Beer on Finding Asheville

Dear Annie to Edgy Mama to Brewgasm to Oskar Blues Brewery Communinatrix? Nathan sits down with Anne Fitten Glenn author of Asheville Beer: An Intoxicating History of Mountain Brewing and marketing representative for Oskar Blues Brewery, for the 29th episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about growing up in Atlanta, Ga., finding a love for craft beer in London, why she once encountered a very angry and naked Hunter S. Thompson, who or what is responsible for Asheville’s thriving craft beer scene, what it takes to secure a job at an Asheville brewery, and what may be next for Asheville’s craft beer expert.   Listen to the full episode below or here: This episode was recorded at Mojo Coworking at 60 North Market Street in Downtown Asheville.   Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!   Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Asheville Facebook page...

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